The colour in the catalogue illustration is fairly accurate although the overall tonality is deeper and richer in the original and fails to fully convey the metallic qualities of the background.
This work is in very good condition. All collaged elements are stable. Close inspection reveals a few bindhis that have adhered to the front of the plexiglass and a few that have lifted slightly. Further close inspection reveals a few minute chips and losses to the extreme edges of the frame and some superficial scuffs to the plexiglass. Very close inspection reveals some media accretions and light handling marks to the bindhis in places throughout and a minute crack to the center of the extreme left hand edge. No restoration is apparent when examined under ultraviolet light.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."